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I too have this issue. 2009 Chevy Impala LT 5.3L, Accelerator Pedal Position sensor error. Not covered by warranty - WHY NOT?! Is there anything new about recall on this part? I am inclined to pick up the sensor at local parts store and replace myself. There appears to be a simple replacement procedure? Any reason why I should not just spend $80 for the part and replace myself vs. $350 ... Read More
No sorry, I kept taking it back to the dealership until finally they traded it back in for a Chevy malibu which hasn't given me any problems. If you recently bought a black Chevy Impala 2009 from Berglund Chevy it may be mine. :( I don't believe the mechanics or sales manager ever truly believed there was a problem.
I have a 2009 Chevy Impala SS with the 5.3L engine. I have been very pleased with the performance. We purchased it 3 years ago and it always used a little oil during the 5000 mile period. Prior to the last oil change notification (90,000), the check engine light came on and it was over 2 quarts low. There is no evidence of oil leaking or burning. I have scheduled it ... Read More
I have a 2009 Chevy Impala LT. The tranny had 118K on it when it was rebuilt and it cost me about $2400. That was in April. Now, at 129K miles on the car, 11,633 on the rebuilt tranny, it's parked. A couple of weeks ago I noticed that while on cruise, on the highway, the tax would jump and I could feel the car's engine rev up a bit. Friday, ... Read More
I just bought a 2009 chevy impala and within a week service stabilitrack light came on, not covered over warranty they told me and it cost me $350.00 to fix. They replaced one wire connected to computer system. 4 weeks later, the light is on again and service stabilitrack message. I have seen hundreds of other posts with people with same problem. This needs to be a recall.
As i can see from all these complaints and the ones i see when i report a complaint of nhtsa I'm not alone in my reduced engine power message. I have had it with this car! I have a 2009 Impala LT3 and its been nothing but issues for me! Within the first month of owning it the thermostat went bad, but it was still under warranty so the repair was ... Read More
Hi pianoplayer, I am very sorry that these vehicle issues have caused you to feel this way. If you haven't already spoken with GM Customer Service about this situation, I would like the chance to look more into this for you. Please email me your name, VIN, dealership, and contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org [attn Amber]. I look forward to hearing your response. Amber N. GM Customer Care
I purchased a 2009 Chevrolet Impala new in Feb 2009. I service it regularly with lube/oil change, tire rotations, etc. Each visit, they are supposed to be doing a multi point vehicle inspection. In July of 2009, the GM certified service did a complimentary alignment check--all was supposedly okay. In November of 2011 (with just 26,000 miles); they told me the tires were worn from the car being out of alignment! ... Read More
My issue was that I was four months into driving my new 2009 chevy impala and while driving on the highway driving 65mph my car showed flashing signal reading "engine reduced speed" "check stabilitrack" and my check engine was on. This all happened yesterday. After researching and hearing complaints about GM and how they are charging people anywhere from $250 - $600. We decided to take matters into our own hands. ... Read More
I bought my Impala this year in Feb. at the end of march that throttle position sensor came on with lost of traction control. I'm a little disturbed by reading these post. when I bought my car it only had 4800 miles on it an now it has 5200 an its a 2009 so what is being done to solve this problem because when I went to purchase this part a ... Read More
2009 Chevy Impala..64,000 miles.......Yesterday i had the same issue with the traction coming on and REDUCE SPEED took it to the dealer immediately.... of course ended up being the accelerator pedal position sensor which is not under normal warranties... so this is really a manufacturer problem final bill $400 however i took the time to call GM and speak to customer service where i was advised you need to file a ... Read More
I have a 2009 Impala, purchased used with only 25,000 miles on it, at present time it has 77,000. I bought this car at the time when GM was struggling and I wanted to buy American, end results have been way too money spent out of my pocket to keep this car in working condition... Uneven front tire wear, replacement of actuators (loud clicking sound in dash), rear window motor going ... Read More
Hi, so I bought a 2009 Chevy Impala SS (top of the line, allegedly) new from Chevy GMC Burlingame. It technically was used but only had 200 miles on it. Let's just say I have had a lot of issues with this car, and they are now beginning to cost me a lot of money. This check engine light and reduced power issue has cost me $1500.00 dollars in rental fees, ... Read More
Well, reading this forum has been very informative. We have a 2009 Impala, and started to notice problems with the stabilitrak and traction control almost immediately after purchasing. I took it to the dealer, explained very clearly just when the problem presented, and asked them to check it out. They could not find the problem. I asked "did you drive it under the conditions I described?" I even told them an ... Read More
My 2009 Chevy Impala LTZ with 41,000 had the service Stabilitrak warning come on and then immediately the 'reduced engine power' warning as I was pulling into the parking deck this morning to go to work. It scared me as I did not know what this meant. I went to my computer and put in the message and found this forum. My car is at the Chevy dealer right now. I ... Read More
I am a canine officer and was issued a new 2009 Chevy Impala to replace a Ford Crown Vic canine vehicle. This HUGE MISTAKE was made in the name of saving fuel. Turns out the 3.9 L engine is so underpowered when you add the extra weight of the kennel insert, dog, and gear, it actually gets worse fuel mileage than the Vic did with a V8 but I could go ... Read More
I have the same problem with my 2009 Impala and is in the shop now, they are replacing the throddle body. I've contacted the dealer, chevrolet and sent an email to "sarah" from GM that replies back to complaints. Basically my problem and sorry. I am trying to figure out how I am going to pay this $667.47 mechanic bill... I sure don't see Obama bailing me out on something that ... Read More
My 2009 Impala is in the shop now for the same reason, engine reduced speed while driving and service light came on saying CHECK TRACTION CONTROL. Mechanic said they have to replaced the throddle body and do some electrical and refiguring idle, costing me $667.47. Problem is I don't have the money and can't keep driving the car because it's a crap shoot if the engine is going to stop completely ... Read More
I own a 2009 Chevy Impala and I am having the EXACT same issues as you are. My car was just in the shop yesterday (Chevy Dealer) and I paid around $700 total to fix this supposed issue.(Harness broken in left pedal & air bags were bad) The strange and fishy thing is that almost EVERY post I read has the same issues. My car left me stuck 2 times and ... Read More
bjkthebest, Is your mechanic affiliated with one of our GM dealerships or a non-GM establishment? If the former, let us know as we're happy to follow up with him on this (we can be emailed at email@example.com). Sarah, GM Customer Service
I'm having the same problem with my 2006 Chevy Impala 3.5L. I've had this car for 3 years and no major problems till now. This started happening around 5 months ago At first it was just service traction control light, then the check engine light started coming on and the engine would start losing power to a crawl. So took it to my mechanic and he checked it with his computer ... Read More
I have a 2009 Chevrolet Impala and my car did the same thing last night on the way home. Without any warning my engine reduced speed and the dash said traction sensor and engine reducing speed. Scared me to death and thankful I wasn't on a frwy and on the feeder. After reading the form, I'm scared to drive the car and now wondering how I'm going to afford to get ... Read More
Have you had this checked into at any point over the last few years that it's been happening, rbowens? Sarah, GM Customer Service
I am also having the same issue with my 2006 impala. I bought this car brand new in 2006 and I have not had any problems until two years ago when my car started to slow down while driving and then the message appeared engine power reduced. It did it a few times that year and then it never happened again until a few days ago. Please keep me updated with ... Read More
In November of 2009, I reported that the tires on my 2008 Impala, after approximately 24000 miles, had significant wear on both front and back tires to the point where they were unsafe to drive on for any distance. Initially, I had limited success with the dealer and not much better luck calling the Chevrolet complaint line. At no time did either acknowledge a general problem of this nature even after ... Read More
jwade05 I talked to a district rep from chevy today and i told her the previous person i talked to had told me that they had over 4000 orders for throttle bodies and she actually told me that was on the low end and its alot more then that. This should have been recalled on the impalla and the malibu. My car did the same thing the first time and i ... Read More
Not sure as of yet. I would say no, dealerships want to charge way to much when you can get the job done for less. The only way that I will take it to a dealership is that GM pays the bill. After all the trouble that I have had with GM over this, I will not longer purchase a GM vehicle. There is apparently a problem with the chevy impalas ... Read More
jwade05, Will you be working with a dealership to get this checked into? Please let us know if we can be of any assistance! We can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation so far). Sarah, GM Customer Service
I have a 2009 impala as well and we are having the same problem. While driving the service traction control/ and engine power reduced comes on. Also, the car will just shut off and say started throttle disabled. As I read so many people are having the same problems that I am having. Yet GM is ding nothing to fix this problem. Sounds to me that there needs to be a ... Read More
I brought this new. The switch from floor to defrost stops working. I get no air in the summer to no heat in winter. Now for the forth time and $489.52 . I am not happy only 23k. I know I will have it back in because they only calibrated it. Last Chevy in this household. :(
I wanted to write and tell you I am having the same problem with my 2010 Chevy Impala. The traction control light comes on then shuts the engine down. I have had the car maybe 2-3 years....that is still new in my book. It is a huge safety concern. What happens when somebody's shuts down on the highway and they get hit. That almost happened to me. I didn't know what ... Read More
We have our 2003 chevy impala we purchased used in 2009 shortly after we needed to replace the catalytic converter. Back then and still now there is now aftermarket CC for a 2003 Chevy Impala so a 2002 was put in not to our knowledge but according to the shop he followed all laws that were in place then. Well it passed smog in 2011 with no problems. BUT this Jan ... Read More
I have a 2009 Impala with same symptoms and after reading pages and pages of people having this same problem I am amazed. This obviously is an issue that should not be happening at this early age of my vehicle. This is my last Chevy, too.
I was driving my 2009 Chevy Impala on the highway in a snowstorm and received the dreaded Service Traction Control/Reduced Engine Power messages and my car went from approximately 45 mph down to 20 mph and sounded like it was about to kick the bucket. I logged on here and started freaking out seeing people had spent $$$$$ to fix it, My father contacted a family friend who is a GM ... Read More
2009 Chevy Impala owner. Car ran good for the first couple of years I owned it. Then just recently it started throwing all four of these error messages. I was able to avoid a severe accident when the car totally died going 65 MPH on the interstate. Sat with it for 15 minutes and it started back up. After reading several messages and similar stories it leads me to believe the ... Read More
I own a 2009 Chevy Impala.Last night while driving over 75mph on I-95, the service traction control system message and reducing engine power light came on. I was traveling with my mom and three young children. I began to panic, but Thank God I was approaching a rest area. I purchased this car over a month ago, and am very disappointed. My previous car was a Mitsubishi,which I had for over ... Read More
I am a 2 wk owner of a chevy Impala 2009 I experienced the same thing this afternoon the car shut off on me while driving. I had my children and a family friend in the vehicle on our way to chuck e cheese. I had to think quick and fast so we would not be in a car collision. I am totally disappointed at all the reviews that are the ... Read More
If too many of us that are owners of chevy Impala have the same issue why is it not considered a recall. I am a 2 week owner of a 2009 chevy Impala and my car shut down on me while driving on the highway it was the grace of God that my children and friend that were in the car made it safely to a nearby gas station. Thanks to ... Read More
I had the same issue in my 2009 Impala...it was a loose rear sway bar link...just replace the link, cheap fix...
Since this discussion is about the 2006 model year, you might want to look in our 2009 Impala discussion and ask 09 owners there. We have another discussion in which members are talking about a "reduced engine power" message that seems to occur in several model years. It's probably worth your time to read message there too.
I just recently had a 4 wheel alignment at my local chevy dealer at no charge due to some previous work. Now the car sounds like something is loose in the trunk and makes a rattling noise when I go over small bumps or rough pavement. I've checked the spare tire, jack and other accessories and nothing is loose. The noise wasn't there prior to the dealership doing the alignment. What ... Read More
I have 48,000 on my 2009 Chevy Impala and the Service Traction Control and then Reduce Engine Power. I have read it is the throttle body and not covered under the extended warranty. I see it is a problem with the GM truck too! Has GM filed a recall yet?
mbryanton, I see your Impala is a 2009, and may still have bumper to bumper coverage on it; we can check to see what warranties remain on your vehicle if you wanted to email us the last 8 of your VIN to email@example.com. Have you taken any steps to get this addressed since you posted? I apologize for my late response - sometimes the tool we use to find posts doesn't ... Read More
What part of the warranty are they covered under? I have an Impala 2009 and I'm getting this issue as of today. Reduced engine power and "service traction control" messages. If this is not covered under warranty I certainly won't be taking it to a dealership for fixing. This is obviously a very common issue. Why has there not been a recall? Why is GM not doing anything to address the ... Read More
I can completely relate with you. I have a 2009 Chevy Impala that does the exact same thing. When yours stalls, does your readout state Servicing disabled throttle etc etc...??? I am so frustrated with this. I cant tell you how many accidents that i have almost caused by it stalling and having to get to the side of the road.
I have a 2009 Impala and received the Engine power reduced message today while driving. I have a small son and I do a lot of highway driving and thank God I wasnt on the highway when this happened. I will never buy a Chevy/Gm car again and I am disgusted that GM is ignoring this problem. Maybe there should be a class action lawsuit against them. I guess I will ... Read More
I've been having the same issue with my car I have a 2009 Impala LT, and starting the beginning of January 12" the sensors to "service traction control" and "engine power is reduced" have been coming on. I've been to 3 different shops including Chevy who told me that it had something to do with the brakes and a hub and low pressure cap, they charged me 1500.00 for all that. ... Read More
Update I made the signs for the car, my UNHAPPY CHEVY OWNER picket sign. I parked in front of 4 of the biggest Chevy dealer around. In 5 mins they came running out to talk to me, after 15 mins more talking total around 20 mins at each dealer They said they will make calls, then on to the next. I told them I was not mad at them they just ... Read More
Like I told Gm Customer Service , I made signs w/ pictures of my car drinking oil, a picket sign that said UNHAPPY CHEVY OWNER ! I parked it in front of 4 Chevy dealer lots, only took 5 mins for them to come out and talk to me. They were all nice to me except one , who called the cops on me, but its not against the law to ... Read More
I have been having similar problems with my 08 Impala. It felt like it was hesitating, Or slipping, for about a week. Then one morning I pulled out of a parking area and the car just dropped off with no power. and I got a Reduced Engine Power message. When I took it to the dealer. I was told they found a shorted out wire or something. and that was the ... Read More
This sounds like a frequent issue, as I have the same problem. 2009 Impala LTZ, and problem started around 75k miles. Very intermittant. Traction control will also kick in (intermittantly) when accelerating from a stopped position, usually making a (somewhat sharp) turn. Has anyone found a 100% solution to this problem? Replace the pedal sensor? If so, is that covered under the Powertrain 100k warranty?
I have a 2009 Chevy Impala with a 3500 engine and this problem came up tonight sitting at a Drive Thru . I have read quite a few of your complaints and am wondering if any of you have Diagnosed any of the problems . I definetly cannot afford to take this to the Dealership . Thanks for any of your help . firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm in the same boat. I figured they would have gotten this fixed by now. I owned a 2005 Impala and it did the same thing. They said it was air back then, and fixed it, but it came back after awhile. I traded the car. Now I have a 2010 Impala, and it is doing the same thing. I read about the coolant being low, so I just went out ... Read More
I also am having issues with my 2009 Chevy Impala with only 38500 miles on it. I got a light saying something like Service Traction Control and then I got a reduced engine power light. The car did lose some engine power. It seemed to miss also. I am planning on taking it to the dealership as soon as I can get an appointment. Unfortunatley this all happened to me on ... Read More
Well I'm back My 2009 Chevy Impala (Pritszy) has died again. I just had this car fixed in October and it stopped on my again this morning. This si the 3rd time this car has stopped in 3 months. My concern is that every time I ahve had to come out of pocket for these expenses. I'm not sure what the problem is this time but it started to loose power ... Read More
I bought my 2009 Impala SS 3 months ago. Having no major problems with my malibu, I figured chevy was the way to go. Tonight 11/14/11 I was driving down the highway (60 mph) with my 2 year old and pregnant sister. All of a sudden I get a warning that the stabilitrak needs something, the traction control needs something, and that my engine power was reduced! Ticked. Luckily I made ... Read More
Replacing the gas pedal fixed mine. Since I had just bought the car (even though it had 43,000 miles on it) the dealership replaced it at no cost to me. This is an issue with alot of the chevrolets. Since I've had the work done I've had no more problems with the car. In my case Chevrolet stood behind their product.
I have a 2009 Chevy Impala LTZ with about 70,000 miles on it and the traction control and throttle control message comes on frequently. There has been not wheel spinning or wet pavement. The display will say service traction, Engine power is reduce along with the engine light coming on and staying on for a day or so. Took the car to Friendly Chevrolet in Dallas, TX and they told me ... Read More
I've got a 2009 Chevy Impala with 21000 miles on it and recently the a/c stops working when the car is stopped and idle. When you drive it comes back on.
I have the same problem - as do many others - I googled it. So, this is the solution - sort of ... if you take a paperclip - lift the headrest, on one of the round plastic holders there is a little hole - shove the paper clip in there to release it, lower the head rest and then raise it all the way up (works better with 2 people) ... Read More
Incase someone was in the market for a new GM/Chevy product, I wanted to share some info for you to read before you buy. I bought a new 2010 Impala LTZ a few months ago. I have 6,000 miles on it now. I have been having this sulfur/rotten egg smell from the exhaust since about a week after I had it. I finally brought it into the shop and they said ... Read More
Here is mine story. 1. On 2/27/2010 I bought the 2009 Impala CPO with 38781 miles on it, specifically asked the financial manager with Community Chevrolet if there is any deductible, answer was NO. But it actually came with $100 deductible. 2. The CPO car came with 12000mile/12month as certified vehicle, and I purchased 32000mile/48month GMPP Major Guard protection. Again the financial manager with Community Chevrolet told us the car would ... Read More
Bought a 2009 Chevy Impala several months ago with less than 20,000 miles from the dealer. A terrible popping noise could be heard in the dashboard. It has been back for repairs over 5 times. New dashboard installed...still popping. It is not quiet. You cannot even turn the radio up load enought to cover the sound. I've told the dealer I am done and would have returned it outright at first ... Read More
First of all your Impala is not red. Red painted in Canada is the color that had the problem. The paint chipped off the entire hood of my 2007 Chevy Impala the third month I owned it. The tire censors had to be replaced, the windows and moldings had to be replaced in the first year, the frame cradle replaced the second year. I could go on as there were multiple ... Read More
I'm considering a 3.9L 2009 Impala LTZ but I haven't seen too much on what real world drivers are experiencing with the newer (2007-2009) vehicles. Can anyone share their mileage experience in city, mixed and highway (don't forget speeds) for this car equipped with the 3.9L. I'm also curious about your experience and thoughts on Chevy's Active Fuel Management for this engine. Thanks
"The Impala brochure mentions the "2-Way Advanced Remote Start" as being a dealer installed option with "late availability". I've contacted GM and here is their reply. "The two-way remote start system, or the Advanced Remote Start System (ARSS), is a new technology that has a convenient display screen that shows the vehicle’s current status (locked or remote-start engaged, for instance) and critical vehicle data, including tire air pressure, fuel level, odometer ... Read More
The Impala brochure mentions the "2-Way Advanced Remote Start" as being a dealer installed option with "late availability". I've contacted GM and here is their reply. "The two-way remote start system, or the Advanced Remote Start System (ARSS), is a new technology that has a convenient display screen that shows the vehicle’s current status (locked or remote-start engaged, for instance) and critical vehicle data, including tire air pressure, fuel level, odometer ... Read More
Top 10 Losers: Non-Luxury Sedans, Wagons and Hatchbacks (Current Models) What I found appears to be the amount of "lot time" a car has, although the site wasn't clear. This is for the month of May, and looks bad for the Ford twins as well as the Kia. 2008 Mercury Grand Marquis: 223 days 2008 Ford Taurus: 120 days 2008 Mercury Sable: 119 days 2008 Kia Amanti: 117 days 2008 Dodge ... Read More
I'm a little bit bored today, so thought I might take a look and create a Pro/Con list for the competitors here. Feel free to comment; I'm just trying to create conversation. :) I'm singling out the most obvious pros/cons Buick Lucerne V6 Pro: Classy Styling Con: Power/Economy (Soon to be helped with the 3.9L), Languid Handling Buick Lucerne V8 Pro: Classy Styling, V8 available at Toyota V6 price (some people ... Read More
I agree; stretching the earlier Impala from 2000-2005 seemed long to me, so with the new one running 2006-2010 or 2011 is comparable I guess. But one thing they did correctly on the 2000-2005 version was they introduced the car with just the base and LS trim levels, and then rolled out the SS a few years later, so there was always something coming down the pike that kept the car ... Read More
can't imagine Chevy without the Impala - it is supposedly #3 in sales if you include all the fleet/rental giveaways. The Malibu sits on a slightly LONGER wheelbase but is a physically smaller 'mid-size' car, of course. What you suggest makes some sense and it would seem simple enough to do. However, many of these 'financially strapped' automakers can't do what they perhaps really need or want to do- they can't ... Read More
I may be nuts.... but, if Chevy needs the Impala in the lineup wouldn't the logical idea be to stretch the Malibu/Aura platform and drop the 3.6 6spd as standard equipment? This would yield the closest thing to an Avalon/Azera in terms of size and performance. I know they won't do it, but just my .02.
Right now Chevy is riding a tide of high sales on its Impala. GMs top selling car. 35,600 sold in May. When a car is selling well like this car, updating improvements have to keep coming to keep the sales high. Another couple years of the same old will soon show up in lost sales. Chevy has put too much emphasis on the new Malibu coming this fall thats very close ... Read More
For 2010, or 2009 as on Edmunds. http://www.automotive.com/future-cars/90/112-0611-2010-chevrolet-impala/index.ht- ml
CTS is too small for anything called an Impala, STS maybe, but I would find it difficult to believe that GM would allow Chevy to share much with Cadillac. Think the new Impala will essentially be a Pontiac G8 from Australia
I read somewhere that the replacement Impala, 2010 or 2011, will be RWD also read the same thing - when the car becomes available FWIU is largely dependent on plant capacity down under. The G8 is being built there already but they are projecting enough demand that there apparently will be a limited no. of G8s shipped over here. The Impala would obviously figure to sell more cars and I guess ... Read More
"those big ole antiquated gas hog V8s instead of a wheezy selection of pushrod V6s. Topping this all off, of course, is CRs recent nomination of the Impala V8 as its worst of the worst." If you are unable to appreciate the considerable virtues of the American small block V-8 with its delicious exhaust note and gobs of endless torque, you have my sympathies. The Chevrolet Impala received the Owner Loyalty ... Read More
"There is a segment of folks that would buy a Honda if they offered a larger car" Add me to that list, I have always wanted Honda to offer a competitor to the Avalon. P.S. been away on business and enjoyed catching up on this board. You guys have been busy. I was driving a Chevy Impala as a rental..... let's just say I was happy to get back into my ... Read More
Further, in what way does the Polk award mean nothing? Just how is it "obviously contrived and meaningless?" ANY AWARD to ANYBODY that is provided by a profit making organization MUST be regarded with a great deal skepticism - especially obvious when it says something equally nebulous like 'owner loyalty award' . Why don't you tell me what that exactly means because it certainly has nothing to do with the quality ... Read More
I follow this column as a lurker and I don't want to debate "sport sedans" with anyone but you state "a 300 HP FWD vehicle can work." It certainly can, I drive one every day, Impala SS, and while I make absolutely no claims as to it being a "sports sedan", the torque steer is very manageable as long as you know its there. I'm an old-timer, owned a '66 Chevy ... Read More
> I'm taking it in on Monday for Chevy to take a look. I was getting the impression from you that I HEAL and TOE my way to work. I don't but I do like V8's. Since I haven't driven a 6cyln, I don't know how it feels. Frontal traction is good in the snow but as it's pulling at safe speeds, the backend moves around when the road is not ... Read More
I have a 2006 Impala 2LT with the 3.5L V6...no ABS...no traction control. My car is perfectly stable in the snow. I still have the OEM Goodyear Integrity all-season tires on it and even with over 21,000 miles on them the car had no issues in our last snowstorm (2"-3" on untreated roads). My car is actually better handling in snow than it is in a rainstorm. The Federal Government has ... Read More
A more effective approach seems to be in what Acura is doing with the 286hp TL-S - electronically limiting throttle engagement when the front wheels are turned or Toyota's approach thru transmission gear selection. In typical GM fashion ( fix it, but make it cheap ), the torque steer on the V8 powered Pontiac Grand Prix was reduced by gearing it taller than the similar Chevy Impala - how's about 100MPH ... Read More
It's been a week now since I sold my 2000 Impala; I ordered it in January of 2000 and took delivery in March of that year. Almost 8 years and 114k miles later I sold it...not because there was anything wrong with it, but really more of a timing issue. My oldest child turns 16 in 2009, and will be off to college in 2011. I realized if I didn't get ... Read More
I have a 2006 Impala; it makes a clicking or ticking sound while idling. As soon as I accelerate, it's gone. It definitely a mechanical tick, as it is continuous and steady, almost like a fuel injector knock or something. I'm really not worried about it, as the vehicle is a lease; just want to make sure it won't leave me stranded on the highway until I turn it in. I'm ... Read More
Yeah you do have a point here, but only thing is that the 2008 malibu has grown in size to that of almost the current impala. For GM to have three sedans such as the malibu, impala and caprice would not be smart. GM was in serious financial difficulty and still is to some extend because it had too many models that did the same job as the next for example, ... Read More
I agree with this to a point but you also must remember that if GM refreshens a car to quickly it won't last long enough and they won't see profits come from it as they could. Every five to six years is good for one style seven at the max with minor refreshening in between. Look at the chevy lumina 1995-2001 chevy impala 2000-2005 and now 2006-2009 or 10 for the ... Read More
you're full of it.... One of the reasons Chevy will be turning out a RWD Impala is remember the 92-95 Caprice that car was the # 1 selling car for 2 years, thanks to Taxi companies and The Highway Patrol... Also Ford lost their contract with the Highway Patrol when they stopped making Crown Vic's. Which now Dodge has picked up the contract for the nex 3 years with the RWD ... Read More
Ok, if you go on the Chevy website and read on the 2008 Malibu... Side Curtain Airbags are STANDARD so when the Impala is released Chevy is putting Side Curtain Airbags in that standard also; which neither the Dodge nor Ford corporations offer. GM will be the first American auto company to offer Side Curtain Airbags standard on all vehicles by 2010... cool huh
The '08 Impala 2LT now comes with the 3.9L, 233hp V6, and starts at $25,225. Discounts and incentives will get you below $25K. It has everything I would be looking for in a RWD Impala as standard (ABS/Trac, stability control, power options, etc.) If they can build it now for $25K, they should be able to do it with the RWD, as rear wheel drive vehicles tend to cost a little ... Read More
The only part of your post I have to disagree with is the price. The 3.5L 300 starts at just over $29k. So I don't see Chevy offering up a car that competes directly with that for $4k less.
I am not the person you responded to, but just wanted to add some comments. I agree with you that RWD can work just as well in the snow as FWD. I drove my '99 Camaro in some pretty heavy unplowed snow and had no issues. It is all about HOW you drive, not necessarily what you are driving. RWD with good all-season or winter tires and driven sensibly will be ... Read More
I have a feeling you won't be back to reply ... but here goes anyway. We don't yet know if AWD won't be available. I would think it is a strong possibility. BUT, let's say its not. Chevy has plenty of FWD cars in the stable to choose from. They NEED a RWD sedan! They are losing in the family sedan wars BECAUSE they are always trying to beat Honda/Toyota at ... Read More
The 2008 Impala is already posted on Chevy's website and it is the same as the 06-07 except for some changes to the trimlines and options and prices. I can't imagine Chevy would do a 2008 run and then make changes within 6 months. It can take longer than that to retool the plant for such changes, and the current Impala is selling very well for Chevy. I recall reading at ... Read More
GM is making a BIG mistake if they go RWD only. Either have an affordable AWD option, or surrender your family-sedan market share to the imports. Why? I'm in the Rust Belt. RWD stinks in snow and ice! No fancy talk about differential locks, weighting down the trunk, and "snow tires" will redeem it. Besides who wants to do such baby sitting? It's not 1947 anymore. People bitch that you need ... Read More
Hey I was shopping today for a new Impala and the Chevy dealer told me a new version is coming out in the next 6 months. He claims it will be bigger than the current Impala, but will still be FWD and have 3.5 and 3.9 liter engine options. Has anyone else heard anything about this? While I've got 152,000 on my 02 Impala, I'm going to keep driving for a ... Read More
Chevy is on a roll right now. Silverado is doing very well, the Impala breaking sales records. I would believe the Cobalt will be the next for a major update. I was hoping the RWD Impala would come out when the Camaro does, but not to be. I am sure somewhere in the future (and I ain't gettn' any younger) there will be a RWD Impala in my future. I have ... Read More
I have no doubt Chevy can get the product right, it's the timing I'm worried about. Hard to predict the future, but I sure hope gas prices don't continue to rise at their current rate between now and the arrival of the RWD Impala.
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